philosophy grad student and mom, living the dream in the woods in Michigan

On Self-Care, in Theory and Practice

@KilgoreTrout Yes, this is such a good point. In relationships, maybe especially live-together ones, I think it's so easy to neglect your self care, expect that need to be filled by the other person, and then resent then for not being able to. As a mother, it's especially guilt inducing but I think so important to take the time to care for yourself. For me, the crucial elements are exercise and time to write. Without them, I start to fall apart.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm 0

On Patriarchal Parody: The Rom-Com Logic of David Fincher

Slitting his neck mid coitus? You think that's a deliberate nod to Bataille's Story of the Eye?

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm 0

On The Cider Report

Ace is my favorite cider brand, and the pear is my favorite of those. In southwest Michigan we have a new cider called Virtue that's pretty good, especially their bourbon barrel aged one!

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm 0

On A Shopping List From the 1897 Sears Roebuck Catalog

@myeviltwin especially is the Wikipedia article is right and 50% of women suffer some kind of pelvic prolapse in their lives! What??

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:02 am 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@AniaGosia here it is: http://m.adc.bmj.com/content/early/2013/02/13/archdischild-2012-302941.short?g=w_adc_ahead_tab

I meant to write "lazy" but I also like the idea of being too "jazy"/jazzy to research.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@celeec4@twitter That has totally been my experience - I completely stopped buying anything "low fat" and it feels like a win/win - it's more delicious and I eat less because it's more satisfying. "Low fat" is totally a scam. I recently heard of a study that confirmed that too - don't know who did it & am too jazy to google right now, but something about how low fat foods don't decrease obesity because they're less satisfying and high in sugar. Which, duh!

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm 1

On Ask a Glutton: When Your Food Groups Are Cheese, Chocolate, and Coffee

@katiechasm Kale chips have been around for years! And they are so good with nutritional yeast. Even my vegetable hating toddler likes them. I think they're definitely a classic, or at least a "new classic".

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 9:19 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@AniaGosia He turned out pretty well given the circumstances, I think. This pic is still from the hospital.

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Nicole Cliffe Ok, so now that it's almost a week later ... I finally had time to think about putting a picture up. It's a little nuts around here with a newborn and a toddler who just decided that the terrible twos are a real thing and my parents (who really are helping so much but also driving me nuts with the constant advice and commentary about my lifestyle!). But anyway ... here is the pic. Let's hope it works this time!

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@allofthecrafts That is just so much to deal with at once! I hope your weekend has been a little better at least - preferably a lot better!

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 10:41 pm 0